Silverbell Road - Ina Road to Grant Road
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The City of Tucson Silverbell Road Improvement Project
Ina Road to Grant Road

Welcome to the official Web site of the Silverbell Road Improvement Project. Here you will find information regarding current and past project activities, project documents and exhibits, upcoming public meetings, and project news. This site is updated frequently, however if you would like to receive email updates, please sign up below. You may also contact us with comments or questions.

Project Status

Final Design – Silverbell Road, Goret Road to Grant Road

Final design for the first segment of the Silverbell Road improvements is complete and pre-construction activities are underway.

Silverbell Construction Activities:

In preparation for roadway construction for the Goret Rd to Grant Rd section, the following activities will occur in the Fall 2014:

  • Right-of-Way Staking – Stakes will be placed to delineate portions of properties that will either be acquired by the City of Tucson for the roadway widening or temporarily used during construction.
    Timeline: One week in September.
  • Archeological Recovery – The City of Tucson will perform field investigations along the roadway to identify, recover, and document archeological sites within the area that the roadway reconstruction will impact. This work will involve digging trenches for investigation.
    Timeline: 4 to 6 weeks beginning in October.
  • Utility Relocations – The following utilities will be relocating their facilities:
    • Century Link – Existing overhead lines will be moved underground, primarily along the west side of Silverbell Road.
      Timeline: 8 weeks, September through November
    • Southwest Gas – Existing gas mains, primarily located along the east side of Silverbell Road will be relocated.
      Timeline: Expected November/December
    • Tucson Electric Power – The existing wood poles within the corridor will be replaced with steel poles and the overhead electric lines will be relocated.
      Timeline: Expected December through March

Project Overview

This is a project of the Regional Transportation Authority. The voter-approved, $2.1 billion RTA plan will be implemented through 2026. Details about the full plan are available at The Regional Transportation Authority has a nine-member board with representatives from local, state and tribal governments. This project is managed by The City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority in conjunction with the Town of Marana and Pima County.

Design Concept Study – Silverbell Road, Grant Road to Ina Road

The Design Concept Study was completed in 2010. Click here to review the Design Concept Report. The new roadway will be a 4-lane divided desert parkway and will include a continuous multi-use path , bike lanes, drainage improvements, new native landscaping with water harvesting features, and enhanced wildlife crossings. This roadway is a critical regional transportation link that serves the west and northwest portions of the Tucson metropolitan area and will promote mobility and provide improved capacity and safety. Click here for the Project Fact Sheet.

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Before & after scenes of Silverbell Road between Grant and Ina Roads

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Check here for information on future public meetings and project updates

Project Artist Selection

Major roadway improvement projects in this region allocate a portion of the budget to a public art component. The Tucson-Pima Arts Council manages the artist selection process and has included representatives from the project design team, Corridor Study Task Force, Silverbell property owners, and community artists. After reviewing many artistic applications, Kevin S. Berry, from South Mountain Studios, was selected by the art panel to create public art for this project. We will share a developed art concept at the next open house in 2014. Follow the link below to view samples of Kevin S. Berry’s previous work that support the art panel’s selection.

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Silverbell Fact Sheet

Download the Fact Sheet (PDF)
Download the Fact Sheet (PDF)

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For more information please contact: Nanette or Genna
Silverbell Road Project c/o 110 S. Church Ave., Suite 3350 Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 885-9009 Email: